tv 8 News Now Good Day CBS September 6, 2016 4:30am-5:01am PDT
it's a cool morning, but it's expected to get warmer throughout the week. sherry joins us to break down this week's forecast. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus...it's been five years since 3 national guard members were murdered at ihop in carson city. we'll see how they're being honored this morning. ((brian loftus)) >> and... clark county's district attorney is taking criticism after a new report was relesed... we'll see what the d-a is being accused for. ((kirsten je valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce)) thanks for joining us on 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader. i'm kirsten joyce. ((brian loftus)) >> i'm brian loftus. sherry how's the
((brian loftus)) the murder suspect who escaped police custody after they got him in cuffs remains at the manhunt for 25-year-old alonso perez is gaining national attention. he was taken into custody over the weekend in an interview room... but managed to slip the cuffs and escape the building when a detective stepped out of the room. police say perez stole a pickup truck during the escape. perez is suspected in the deadly shooting of 31-year-old mohammad robinson. the young father was gunned down august 27th near a mcdonalds at north las vegas boulevard and pecos. police say he has an air jordan logo tattoo on the side of his
tattoo looks like. he's considered armed and dangerous. instead, call police or crime stoppers./// ((kirsten joyce)) today marks five years since four people were killed inside a carson city i-hop restaurant. nevada national guard members in northern nevada and in kuwait are marking the anniversary of the mass shooting. soldiers and airmen will take part in a memorial walk and run from the i-hop restaurant to the guard complex to honor the lives lost. three guard members were along with a south lake tahoe resident. seven others were hurt. the 33- year- old gunman killed himself... he had been previously diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia./// ((brian loftus)) tough on crime or too aggressive? a report recently released calls out the clark county district attorney's office... the i-team's vanessa murphy is taking a closer look at what critics are saying...... and has more with a response from the d-a. ((steve wolfson/clark county district attorney: we don't select the people that commit homicides. we don't look at the race of the
((vanessa murphy)) district attorney steve wolfson responding to criticisms of his office's use of the death penalty.... the problems: unfair punishment of the mentally ill and young defendants - along with racial bias according to researchers at harvard law school. they studied the use of the sentence across the country and zeroed in on clark county. ((phil: i agree with what this report say. clark county public defender's office for twelve years. ((phil kohn/clark county public defender: we have been fighting this battle for a long time.)) ((vanessa murphy)) the i-team obtained a list of the 81 inmates on death row in nevada. 40 are identified as white.... 40 non-white and one is unknown. as for age..... 12 are listed as under 20 years old when they committed the crime... and mental status is unavailable. ((kohn: it's incredibly troubling...they are very young and almost every one of them have some type of mental illness
what's also referred to in the report: overzealous prosecution. ((phil: it is my belief is is absolutely the culture of the da's office.)) ((vanessa murphy)) wolfson has reduced the number of death penalty cases since his predecessor. he tells us 40 are pending in clark county right now... and under his watch - six people have been sentenced to death. those numbers to kohn still aren't good enough. ((phil: there's no reason for it.)) ((steve wolfson/clark county district attorney: er and family members of victims that want justice so often times what i'm doing is i'm balancing, i'm looking at both sides of an issue.)) ((brian loftus)) >> steve wolfson says he is wolfson says he is going to implement an integrity unit. an attorney will be dedicated to looking at serious cases where there is still a claim of innocence and they'll be looking at how similar cases across the country are handled to make sure they're being handled the best way in clark county./// ((kirsten joyce))
this morning after a deadly overnight car bombing in baghdad. security officials say at least seven people were killed and 14 others were injured. isis has claimed responsibility, saying a suicide bomber carried it out./// ((brian loftus)) some residents in south oregon are not happy about the 3 point 7 million dollar dakota pipeline project. the pipeline is designed to travel from north dakota to illinois-- transfr the morton county sheriff's department says more than 500 demonstrators interfered with crews at a pipeline work site after cutting the fence. the also say that the demonstrators cut the fence and entered the private property with horses and trucks. demonstrators say that the guards sprayed many of the protesters with pepper spray and that some people were injured by the dogs. (lonnie favel/dapl protester) "it was kind of scary. you know a lot of people are out here with their children. accidents happen all the time with dogs, and people could really get hurt."
and law enforcement officers say they were hurt, one security guard needed to be hospitalized. protesters are concerned that the pipeline will affect their land and water rights-- but supporters of the project say it will create jobs./// ((brian loftus)) 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick is finding support outside of football. u-s soccer star megan rapinoe knelt during the national anthem during sunday night's game against the chicago red stars. during recent games... kaepernick has refused to stand for the anthem to protest racial injustice and minorit on thursday... safety eric reed knelt alongside kaepernick before a game against the chargers. the unr grad also recieved support from the president: ((kirsten joyce)) barbara streisand taking the billboard charts by storm. ((brian loftus)) >> where her new album landed on the billboard 200 next on good day./// ((demetria obilor))
her newest album "encore" has climbed to number one on the billboard 200 chart. the album features several actors singing with barbara streisand including a duet with melissa mccarthy. barbara streisand: i'm here to see the director who casts me as the lead in his new movie. melissa mccarthy: he casts me as the lead in his new movie. barbara streisand: that's impossible yea well we'll see really? melissa mccarthy: any part you can play, i can play better. barbara streisand: i can play any part better than you melissa mccarthy: no you can't barbara streisand: oh yes i can. you can't barbara streisand: yes i can. ((demetria obilor)) >> she also held duets with jamie foxx, hugh jackman, and many others. the album is her 11th to top the billboard chart, extending her record for the most number-one albums by a female artist./// sherry how's the
the southern california fires that were sending smoke into our valley skies over the weekend. temps in the mid 90s which is closer to normal. ............ temps are in the 70s and cooler 60s this morning... with cooler air later this week. .............. the cool air in the great basin will fade with more heat. ............. hermine still battering the east
back to you!/// ((brian loftus)) get ready, and stay ready... especially when disaster strikes. ((kirsten joyce)) >> the things you should keep with you when an emergency happens.. that story and more coming up on 8 news now good day,
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question was chosen.. tommorow morning at six./// ((kirsten joyce)) former republican presidential candidate ben carson dipped out of a live tv interview after realizing he'd forgotten his luggage! carson was being interview by cnn in detroit when he bolted back to his vehicle. he did return to complete the interview... saying he'd taken care of the situation./// ((kirsten joyce)) some of music's top names gathered in baton rouge monday night for a benefit concert to help louisiana flood victims. the louisiana rising show cross's louisiana flood relief fund. last month's floods left at least 13 people dead, damaged more than 60-thousand homes and left thousands living in shelters. musicians and louisiana natives harry connick junior and randy jackson hosted the event./// ((brian loftus)) the college football player who befriended a boy with autism thrills his number-one fan during last night's fsu and ole miss game hena daniels shows us the
travis rudolph continues his winning streak on and off the field... and a touchdown! travis rudolph... with one of his biggest fans - 6th grader bo paske - cheering him on... travis rudolph is a great football player and an awesome superstar the star player made national headlines when this moment of kindness went viral. five florida state players were visiting bo's tallahassee middle school as part of a community saw bo sitting alone in the cafeteria. (travis rudolph/) "once i just got those two slices of pizza i just saw him by himself was like hey, like a spotlight i guess, something clicked in my head just let me go ask him if i can sit with him." bo is autistic and most days no one sat next to him during lunch. his mother leah paske thanked rudolph for the heart warming gesture on facebook. i don't know what made him pick bo but i'm so grateful he did, i'm so grateful he did and while
i'm a superstar! everybody recognizes me. ...his super star streak isn't over yet... on monday bo was invited by rudolph to meet the entire team and watch the game. bo received big hugs and even got his own personalized jersey. hena daniels cbs news ((brian loftus)) >> and to make things sweeter. florida state staged the biggest comeback in school history to beat mississippi 45-34.///
a murder- suicide leaves two people dead in henderson. this isn't the first time police were called to the home. ((kirsten joyce)) >> plus -- a woman hit and killed while crossing the street. the message police continue to urge pedestrians to follow. ((brian loftus)) >> and, the valley is climbing back up to the triple digits. sherry explains when we'll feel the heat return.. in your weather now forecast. ((kirsten joyce)) >> 8 news now good day, the valley's news leader, starts right now./// ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((kirsten joyce) we want to get a check on your forecast. ((brian loftus)) >> sherry swensk is here with that. ((sherry swensk)) a nice labor day holiday...